My 5 Day Water Fast

My 5 Day Water Fast

In recent months I struggled with compulsive eating. I was eating past full and after I’d already had dinner or been out with friends. It was my way of comforting myself, of saying “everything is ok, I’m taking care of you.” All the while I was ignoring that the overeating was only adding to my stress levels and irritating my chronic ulcerative colitis versus allaying everyday anxieties. I knew I needed a 180 on the behavior.

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10 Tactics To Cure a Cold Naturally in 48 Hours.

10 Tactics To Cure a Cold Naturally in 48 Hours.

Want to 180 that nasty cold without the drugs that make you groggy? Read on to see how I did it.

Tuesday night, about three hours into my sleep, I woke up with migraine, stuffiness and tightness in my chest. It was a cold that wanted to King all other colds. The Bubonic Plague of colds, the just-got-kicked-in-the-face then the head then the chest of colds. The pain unbearable that first night, I even strapped an icepack to my head using athletic tape.

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Stop, look, and listen: Restoring Your Power Bar

Stop, look, and listen: Restoring Your Power Bar

by Melissa Axel

It is becoming more and more apparent to me (or perhaps, after such a long period of "busy-ness," I am simply being reminded) that we don't have to spend all our time doing or making in order to be growing or expanding. Maybe this is the incubation stage of the creative cycle. Maybe it's the remains of post-burnout fatigue talking. A little of column A, a little of column B?

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I Love To Dance: Letting Go Of Self Judgement

I Love To Dance: Letting Go Of Self Judgement

When I was in college, my roommate Sam and I would put on guilty-pleasure music and have pajama dance parties. She'd be in her matching fleece sun, moon and stars pants and button up vest with big stuffed animal slippers and I'd be sporting baggy polka-dotted pants and a Rose Bowl 1982 hand-me-down-three-times-over t-shirt. We'd blast the goodies: Like A Prayer and enough Bon Jovi to make my Jersey hometown proud. 

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